Accomplishments

Student Accomplishments

We're proud of our students and their accomplishments while at Western and as professionals. Some awards and work are posted below - there will undoubtedly be more to come!

 

2016

 

Recently Announced!

Western publications did a great job in this year's Society of Professional Journalists awards.
 
The Western Front was named a finalist for best non-daily student newspaper, and The Planet was also a finalist for best student magazine. And Planet radio took first place in the radio show category. Several individual awards also were announced for Western students in Region 10:
 
Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper - by Staff, North Idaho College
Finalist: The Argonaut Best All-Around Non Daily - by The Argonaut Staff, University of Idaho
Finalist: The Western Front - by The Western Front staff, Western Washington University
 
Feature Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Growing up, coming out Navigating sexual and gender identity as a youth on the Blackfeet reservation - by Kolby Kickingwoman, University of Montana
Finalist: Kelsey Jones' sports features - by Kelsey Jones, Washington State University
Finalist: The bridge to recovery - by Sarah Sharp, Western Washington University
 
Magazines
Best Student Magazine
Winner: Pulse Magazine - by Brielle Rutledge, Mackenzie Loete, Vanessa Cruz, Kyle Kuhn, Central Washington University
Finalist: The Planet Magazine, The Justice issue, Spring 2015 - by Staff, The Planet Magazine, Western Washington University
Finalist: Mast Media Issue 2 - by Samantha Lund, Brooke Thames, Molly Undall, McKenna Morin, Pacific Lutheran University
 
Non-Fiction Magazine Article
Winner: The gong show: Lobby day - by Jess Macinko, Laurel Fisher, Derrick Clarit, Lindsey Wisniewski, Central Washington University
Finalist: Not your fault - by Katelyn Doggett, Western Washington University
Finalist: Toxic turf - by Elise Dresel, Western Washington University
 
Radio Broadcast
Best All-Around Radio Newscast
Winner: Planet Radio Winter 2015 - by Planet Radio staff of Winter 2015, Western Washington University

Radio Feature
Winner: Martian miasma - by Sam Carlos, Western Washington University
Finalist: An 80s cover band with global dreams - by Nicky Ouellet, University of Montana

 

2015

Daniella Beccaria has been awarded a $3,500 scholarship from the Western Washington Pro Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists.

 


2014

 

The Planet Magazine was the Region 10 Mark of Excellence Award winner of "Best Student Magazine" for "The Human Issue." The same issue was also a finalist among the National 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards for "Best Student Magazine."

 

Klipsun's "Balance" Edition won the First-Place Award for Single Issue of an Ongoing Print Magazine: Design from the 2014 AEJMC Student Magazine Contest.

 

Emily Willeman - PR Week Student of the Year Contest: Finalist

 

2013

 

Washington Press Association Awards

 

Washington Press Association Awards – 2013: Sweepstakes Award Winner College Division (Second Year in a Row)

Hannah Leone - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: First, News-Breaking News; Second, News-General News

Shelby Rowe - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: Second, News-Social Issues, Religion, Minority Affairs

Shannen Kuest - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: Third, News-Social Issues, Religion, Minority Affairs

Isaac K. Martin - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: First, News-Agriculture and Environment

James Leder - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: Second, News-Agriculture and Environment

Meg Duke - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: Third, News-Agriculture and Environment

Kira Taylor - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: First, News-Government/Politics

Genevieve Iverson - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: Third, Features-General

Francine St. Laurent - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: First, Features-Personality Profile

Alisa Gramann - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: Second, Features-Personality Profile

Mindon Win - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: Third, Features-Personality Profile

Brooke Warren - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: First, Features-Food

Margaret Degman - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: Honorable Mention, Photography-General News

Nick Gonzales - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: First, Photography-Breaking News; Second, Photography-Breaking News; Second, Photography-Feature; First, Graphic Design/Editing-Cover Art; Third, Graphic Design/Editing-Cover Art

Evan Abell - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: First, Photography-Portrait

Margaret Degman - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: Honorable Mention, Photography-Portrait

James Rogers - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work on Western publications: First, Graphic Design/Editing-Page Layout

Hannah Leone - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work outside Western publications: First, Features-Arts and Entertainment; Second, Features-Arts and Entertainment

Nick Gonzales - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work outside Western publications: First, Photography-General News

Brooke Warren - Washington Press Association Awards – 2013 for work outside Western publications: Second, Photography-General News; Second, Features-Arts and Entertainment; Third, Photography-General News; First, Photography-Feature; First, Photography-Sports